Glasshouse Tuesdays: The Body Installed
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 7-11PM
Christen Clifford, Emily Smith, Future Death Toll, Jonathan Wood Vincent
An evening of installed and durational works. Performances are ongoing throughout the night. Curated by Alex Romania
Christen Clifford is a feminist performance artist, writer, actor, curator and mother. Her practice has included mashups/remixes/reinterpretations of Classic Feminist Performance Art. Her work has been shown at PS 122, Galapagos Art Space, PPL, IV Soldiers, BPAF, Postmasters Gallery, Dixon Place, Grace Exhibition Space among others. She is a curator of Experiments and Disorders at Dixon Place and a member of the feminist performance collective the No Wave Performance Task Force. Clifford has been a visiting scholar at NYU and currently teaches theatre and performance at SUNY Purchase. She lives in Queens and online at @cd_clifford and christen.clifford/tumblr
Emily Smith is a dancer, choreographer, and artist. She received her BFA from Alfred University, where she majored in Fine Arts and minored in Biology and Dance. She co-founded the Six and Four Articulations Contemporary dance touring company, which gave dancers and non-dancers space to make and show work nationally. Emily’s website http://cargocollective.com/emilysmith-herebethere.
FUTURE DEATH TOLL is a throbbing mess of noise that eatz technology and shitz performance art. Forged from the figurative beauty that dance and movement provides, FUTURE DEATH TOLL introduces movement, light, sound, rope, markers, fire, haircuts, phone calls, and flags as a metaphorical stand-in for issues like mortality, death, diseases, prison as a corporation, intellectual property rights, bdsm, and subjective destitution.
Jonathan Wood Vincent has played music since the old days when his father would submerge beautiful flowers into steaming liquid nitrogen. Early on, it was apparent that making art was utterly impossible. Despite this, he has played, recorded and toured as a pianist, accordionist, singer, actor, dancer, and other things with lots of musicians and artists. These include Masashi Harada who conducts bands by flapping his hands in faces around a recording studio with chains and ribbons and Katt Hernandez and Tatsuya Nakatani, free improvisers who reinvent their instruments every day, and Zack Fuller, post Mortem neolicious scary dancer, and post Torah folk rockers Girls in Trouble, and mainstream alt country singer songwriter Eileen Rose, and a multilingual stripper rap band called Un Cuerpo Exquisito, etc., etc. He has recorded on Emanem, Sony, Kimshee, J-Dub, Stone Quarry, Generate Records, etc. His newest project of complex yet tragically familiar piano songs connects the imbroglios between all of these projects to gently pierce your solicitous hearts.